# Teaching Tips: Firefighter Training

Here are some Frame, Focus and Follow-up suggestions for using this video in a math lesson.

What is Frame, Focus and Follow-up?

Frame: Let’s say that as part of your exercise routine you complete a set of jumping jacks. You want to graph how many jumping jacks you can do in five minutes. You are also interested in looking to see if the number of jumping jacks you do in the first minute is the same as in the second, third, fourth and fifth minutes. What kind of graph would you use to display this data? How would you go about setting up a graph like this?

Focus: In this video segment, Harry creates two line graphs that show his performance results on the stair climber, both with and without fireman’s gear on. What kind of information do the two graphs provide? How does he compare the results of each graph?

Follow Up: What does the first graph show about Harry’s performance on the stair climber? What does the second graph show about Harry’s performance? What kind of information is best displayed using line graphs?